Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Fallen Angel

(Click the title to see her link)
I don't know about fallen angels and the theology behind it all, but I do think this woman has a cool site. It's patriotic in a world that doesn't seem to value patriotism, and she thinks paratroopers are cool...Having been one, I have to agree! In fact, I've been inspired to scan all my photos of jumps and post them - come back soon to see them. I was attached to the 9th Division, 109th MI (CEWI). We were an airborne infantry company providing recon and intel. How about this for a logo...

E co. 109 (LRRP). Stealth - Secrecy - Security. Infantry amidst the chaos; taking the oxymoron out of Military Intelligence in the 80's.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Some things don't need words


Dear Mr. Blogger,!

Some "engineers" like who they are, when they are engineers.

They have mottos like the army guys...

"An idea without a deadline is just a dream...."....and
"Engineers, Turning Dreams into Reality".!

Respectfully submitted..

Monday, January 22, 2007

What next?

It's been hard to find time to write lately. I struggle with this creative thing...if I allow too much creativity to influence my life, I struggle to do the "engineer" sort of tasks I'm tasked with at work. If I allow the "engineer" stuff to take over, I find myself becoming rigid and, no longer like who I am. It's always a tough balance. A friend commented recently, One Nation Under God? was difficult to follow. I re-read it. It is difficult to follow. It was hard to write and filled with too many thoughts. So even though this Blog is mostly for me, I fixed it anyway. When you don't know how to express your thoughts or your heart; you can always write a letter to the wind...

I realized my Blog is backlogged like 6 thoughts. I wrote the title, maybe the first sentence, and then saved them as draft for later. One day the wind will blow that way and I'll pick up one of those drafts...hopefully just not all of them at once : )

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Life in three thoughts

Life is not about the end of the story where you put down the book with a satisfied sigh. It's about all the chapters inbetween that make your heart race, bring a smile & make you cry as you work your way, deliciously exhausted to the end, where you get to say...That was a Great Story!

Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

...and my favorite, like the first but just a little edgier.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty well preserved body. Rather you should skid in sideways, throughly spent, completely used up and proclaiming loudly "Wow, What a Ride!”

PS-If you don't get it...you're on the wrong blog :)